THE BURNING STAR by JESSIE LANE.
Can she reach her destiny before tragedy strikes?
The doctors have told Kay that she will die before she reaches her eighteenth birthday. Her mother’s determination to save her life leads them to a move outside of Asheville, NC to a new set of cancer specialists in the hopes to help her. But it’s not what Kay and her Mom find in the doctor’s offices in Asheville that lead them on the journey to save her before time runs out. It’s what Kay finds in the woods outside of Asheville, and an inhumanly gorgeous guy named Ryan, instead.
Myths and fairy tales come to life before Kay’s eyes, bringing her closer to the ultimate cure if she can stay alive long enough to get there. And if the cancer doesn’t kill her before she finds the cure the secrets her mother has hidden from her may be the beginning of the end.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the very start I was sure it’s would be a good book. Maybe it has some flaws but nobody it’s perfect. The Burning Star is really a good book and you can’t put it down once you start reading it. It’s a story that captures everything we love in a good YA novel.
All begins when we meet Kay, this young girl who’s dying, right after she has arrived to Asheville. There she meets two of the hottest guys ever (lucky her) and strange things starts to happen.
From that point everything in her life changes really fast, she discovers a lot of secrets and finds that there’s more out there than you can imagine. The book never lacks emotion, funny dialogues and great descriptions. You can really picture every scenery, each one of the fights and what’s better every creature.
We get to know every character as the book moves on, and even though they evolve their essence remains the same, which in my opinion, is really important because I hate when character take a drastic change in a book, I like that they adapt to changes but they stay true to themself.
Every legend behind each one of the groups was really interesting and believable. And it was easy to follow, it's not a sum of more and more rules, it flows naturally. The romance was intense and lovely to read. The bonds were so strong that they only made it easier to read about them.
The only two things that bother me were: 1- the switch between first and third person, at first it didn’t matter because only happens two or three times but I would prefer that it was told in first person. 2- The guy in a wheelchair, really?? It felt like a flashback to another book and I don’t know why but it really bothers me.
And the end??? AMAZING! It only leaves you wanting for more. Overall, a very recommendable book for lovers of fantasy and YA books.
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